We’ve already posted their Oxford Exchange wedding photos, but we wanted to share a few from Dana and Nat’s engagement session, as well! These two were just meant to be. A local matchmaking service brought them together, but their deep love of learning mixed with their self-proclaimed nerdiness and a huge helping of respect and love for each other is what has kept them together. Watching Nat’s face light up when he’s around Dana is heartwarming to see, and the way these two have fun with each other brings a smile to my face! They chose downtown Tampa by the Hillsborough River for their engagement session, and we spent an easy evening together capturing some pretty sweet moments. Enjoy!
Just a little sneak peek for Kelly & Neill! Their wedding at the Sandpearl Resort was full of laughter, joy, sweet moments and….rain! (But more about that later!) We also had plenty of beautiful Florida sunshine…yay! Congratulations, you two, I’m sooo happy to have been a part of your amazing wedding day!
I had such a lovely time at Dana and Nat’s Oxford Exchange wedding last month! Their literary themed wedding was one for the books (haha!) and totally fit their personalities. I kind of feel like the Oxford Exchange can draw out that excitement in adults that kids feel when walking into the Magic Kingdom (although don’t get me wrong…Disney World is magical at any age!) With the pretty, colorfully-bound books, knick knacks and curiosities peeking out from every corner, textures and colors colliding and then somehow making perfect sense, and then the smells….ahhh….the delicious smell of freshly brewed coffee winds its way around you and you have truly found a place you could live in forever! This is the magical place that Dana and Nat knew would be perfect for saying their vows . Surrounded by the books they love and the people they love more, their ceremony was truly unique and beautiful. Congratulations, Dana & Nat!! Wishing you a lifetime of laughter, learning and love!
Getting Ready Venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oxford Exchange
Makeup: Michele Renee
Hair Styling: Erica Rojas
Flowers: La Vie en Rose
Catering: Oxford Exchange
DJ: Jonathan Cortez
Awesome 2nd Photographer: Tina Sargeant
I can’t think of a single thing that’s not to LOVE about this beautiful couple! Fun, super smart, gorgeous, and full of vibrant personality, Monica & Logan are the type of couple you can’t help but want to be friends with! Monica rocked each and every outfit she chose for their engagement session, killing it wearing her signature lip color, Backstage Bambi by Kat Von D! And dare we say how handsome Logan looked in his full tuxedo?? These two are sizzling, no doubt about it!
We started at their South Tampa home, made our way past Bayshore Blvd and ended up in downtown Tampa for a few night shots against the skyline. So awesome!! Just have to mention the importance of Bayshore to them…it was where they held their first running “date,” and where, two years later, Logan proposed on bended knee as he pretended to go down for a stretch: “We’ve been running for the past two years, lets run together for the rest of our lives.” SO SWEET!!!
And check it out! Logan was a groomsman in Lauren & John’s wedding back in April, and John will be a groomsman in Monica and Logan’s wedding TOMORROW!! Here’s Monica and Logan rocking out on the dance floor!
CONGRATULATIONS, Monica and Logan!!! We are soooo happy for you guys….Long live MoLo!!!!! :D
Kristen & Tim’s wedding at Spruce Creek Country Club in Port Orange, FL was such a beautiful and emotional event! The day started out as rainy and overcast…so rainy, in fact, that the wonderful event staff at Spruce Creek arranged an entire backup ceremony setup indoors just in case we’d have to move inside, but still hoping the rain would clear up in time. And, miraculously, it did clear up!
We started with a super sweet (and tearful) first look between Kristen and Tim before heading out to do a few portraits of the two of them plus their bridal party. The sun even peeked through the clouds a bit! Their ceremony was even more emotional, with tears of joy coming down all around…I’m pretty sure I even teared up a bit!
Spruce Creek is a fly-in community, so seeing planes overhead isn’t normally a big deal….but immediately after the ceremony, Tim’s dad surprised the couple (and all of their guests!) with a spectacular 6-plane flyover! IT WAS AWESOME! And because I was one of the few who knew about it, I knew they were going to take 3 or 4 more passes over the reception site. I grabbed Kristen and Tim and we ran to a nearby location I’d chosen earlier in the day, and with lighting already in place we were ready to get a few amazing shots of the two of them with the planes flying overhead! (It pays to be prepared!)
The rest of the night was pure party-time and celebrating under clear skies, a perfect ending to a perfect day! I’m so happy that these two have found each other, and it’s easy to see how happy they are together. Congratulations, Kristen and Tim!
Venue: Spruce Creek Country Club, Port Orange, FL
Catering: Spruce Creek Country Club
Cake & Sweets Table: Luanne Powell (Groom’s mother!)
Anne May and Ned’s Tampa Museum of Art wedding was, hands down, one of our favorites so far this year! Yes, we loved their details (with tables themed to the city where they met, San Francisco…so perfect!) and their venue (the Tampa Museum of Art really offers something different and modern in the Tampa area) but we really felt like we connected with this down to earth, super-cool, genuine and so-in-love couple from the moment we met them! This post is a long one, but we couldn’t help it…there were so many great moments in their day that we wanted to share! Enjoy!
Getting Ready: Private residence at The Element
Venue: Tampa Museum of Art
Dress: Nicole Miller
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair & Makeup: Jess Waldrop Makeup Artists
Flowers: La Vie en Rose
Catering: Mise en Place
Cake: Hands on Sweets
When Kelli and Joncker said they wanted to head out to Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville for their engagement session, we knew we were in for something special! And we were right…we had a blast! It was one of those rare “cooler” days we’ve been having lately, and it was absolutely beautiful out there. Sunflower fields (we got there just as they were starting to bloom), baby chicks, tiny piglets and not-so-tiny pigs, chickens and a bicycle built for two! Really, could have gotten better than that!? It was so peaceful and quiet except for the soft sounds of the farm animals who call Sweetfields Farm their home. (And these animals have personality, let us tell you! The pigs were the best, with one of them following us around for part of the shoot! TOO CUTE!!) Enjoy!!
Despite the fact that the entire morning was dreary, rainy and gray, Kristi and Ray’s wedding at the Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville was a GORGEOUS success!! When the rain cleared away, we were left with soft, beautiful light and amazing cooler weather. We couldn’t have been more excited for them as the evening brought about a colorful sunset and clear skies for their festive sparkler exit!
CONGRATULATIONS, Kristi and Ray!! We had such an awesome time with you Saturday night and we can’t wait to share more photos with you! You guys sure know how to throw a party!! :)